Raiders name Jackson new head coach

"The fire in Hue will set a flame that will burn for a long time in the hearts and minds of the Raider football team and the Raider nation," Raiders owner Al Davis told the team's website (raiders.com).

Jackson took over as Oakland's offensive coordinator prior to last season and made a major impact. The Raiders doubled their scoring output from the previous season and finished sixth in the NFL in points per game.

Oakland are coming off an 8-8 season, the franchise's best since 2002.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles)